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The Sleepy Eye Herald Dispatch - Sleepy Eye, MN
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  • November has been Food for Fines month at the Library and we have decided to extend Food for Fines through the month of December. For each food item brought to the library we will remove two dollars in fines.
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  • November has been Food for Fines month at the Library and we have decided to extend Food for Fines through the month of December. For each food item brought to the library we will remove two dollars in fines.
     
    This is a great way to help the community food shelf and clear up your borrowing record and help the community food shelf at the same time.
     
    New Fiction at the Library:
     
    Cross Roads, by William Paul Young. Anthony Spencer is an egotistical, self-made businessman at the peak of his game. A cerebral hemorrhage leaves Tony comatose in a hospital ICU. He ‘awakens’ to find himself in a surreal world, a ‘living’ landscape that mirrors dimensions of his earthly life, from the beautiful to the corrupt.
     
    Flight Behavior, by Barbara Kingsolver. Dellarobia Turnbow discovers a forest ablaze with millions of butterflies. Their usual migratory route has been disrupted, and what looks to be a stunningly beautiful view is really an ominous sign. The Appalachian winter could prove to be the demise of the species. The phenomenon draws the whole world to Dellarobia’s doorstep: scientists, the media, hordes of tourists; and gives her new insight into her poverty-stricken life.
     
    The Forgotten, by David Baldacci. Army Special Agent John Puller is the man the U.S. Army relies on to investigate the toughest crimes facing the nation. Now he has a new case-but this time, the crime is personal: his aunt has been found dead in Paradise, Florida.
     
    Lawgiver, by Herman Wouk. For more than 50 years, legendary author Wouk has dreamed of writing a novel about the life of Moses. Finally, at age 96, he has found an ingenious way to tell the tale in a romantic and suspenseful novel about a group of people trying to make a movie about Moses in the present day.
     
    Merry Christmas, Alex Cross, by James Patterson. It’s Christmas Eve, and Detective Alex Cross deals with a horrific hostage situation. He calls upon every ounce of his training, creativity, and daring to save a family. Alex risks everything--and he may not make it back alive on this most sacred of family days.
     
    Notorious Nineteen, by Janet Evanovich. After a slow summer of chasing low-level skips for her cousin Vinnie’s bail bonds agency, Stephanie Plum finally lands an assignment that could put her checkbook back in the black. Geoffrey Cubbin, facing trial for embezzling millions from an assisted-living facility, has mysteriously vanished from the hospital after an emergency appendectomy.
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    Perfect Hope, by Nora Roberts. The Montgomery brothers have been the talk of Boonsboro, ever since they decided to renovate the old Inn into an intimate and handsome new Bed and Breakfast. Beckett and Owen have both found love in the process, but not Ryder, the third Montgomery brother. This is book three in the Boonsboro Inn Trilogy.
     
    Prodigal Son, by Colleen McCullough. Carmine Delmonico returns in this heart-pounding thriller. A sudden death at a dinner party followed by another at a gala black-tie event seem at first to be linked only by the poison and the presence of Dr. Jim Hunter, a scientist on the brink of greatness. Carmine must follow the trail through the university town's crowd of eccentrics, no matter how close to home it may lead.
     
    Season of Angels, by Thomas Kindkade. After a serious medical scare, Adele Morgan realizes that her greatest regret is that she sat idly by while a petty dispute tore her family apart. She has returned to Cape Light determined to mend the relationship between her feuding sons and bring everyone together for the holidays.
     
    Sweet Tooth, by Ian McEwan. Serena Frome is a beautiful and intelligent MI5 agent. The year is 1972. The Cold War is far from over. England’s legendary intelligence agency is determined to manipulate the cultural conversation by funding writers whose politics align with those of the government.
     
    Non-Fiction at the Library
     
    Custer, by Larry McMurtry. In this lavishly illustrated volume, Larry McMurtry, the great chronicler of the American West, explores how the numerous controversies that grew out of the Little Bighorn combined with a perfect storm of technological developments—the railroad, the camera, and the telegraph—to fan the flames of General George Armstrong Custer’s legend.
     
    Code Talker, by Chester Nez. In this memoir, the 89-year-old Nez chronicles both his war years and his life growing up on the Checkerboard Area of the Navajo Reservation-the hard life that gave him the strength, both physical and mental, to become a Marine. His story puts a living face on the legendary men who developed what is still the only unbroken code in modern warfare.
     
    W is for Watonwan. Created by The Watonwan Public Library and the Watonwan Historical Society as a community project, this ABC book uses photographs taken within the county by county residents and text written by county residents.

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